Smartphones are often considered as “not-so-privacy-friendly” gadgets. After all, you have a tracking device in your pocket that keeps signaling your exact location to all the cell towers around you.
Needless to say, these devices may also contain tracking cookies that are stored by web browsers whenever you visit a website. These cookies can be used for various purposes.
For starters, website owners use it to track the user’s on-site behavior and make improvements accordingly. Likewise, marketers use it to learn more about the interests and behavior of the users so they can show adverts as per the audience’s interest.
If you don’t want anyone to track your exact location or spy on your browsing history, you should get yourself a mobile device that offers security-centric features and functionalities.
Luckily, you now have android phones available which may not be as affordable as other gadgets in the market, but offer exceptional security and anonymity.
Without further ado, let’s check out the top security and privacy-centric android phones:
- KATIM® Phone
KATIM is one of the most highly-secured smartphones in the market developed by Dark Matter. The tech company is itself involved in developing gadgets that offer best cyber-resilience and, thus, safer environment. Most of the gadgets by Dark Matter are catered towards businesses and government entities.
Anyway, KATIM uses the latest Android as the base version but with the added layers of security. It has a powerful bootloader and an efficient sandboxing mechanism. Moreover, the smartphone runs a validator at every boot, checking the validation of OS integrity.
Apart from that, the phone has a powerful scanning mechanism that keeps strict tabs on security attacks. If the device detects an attack, it wipes the phone.
- Google Pixel 3/3XL
Google has always remained ahead of every technological advancement. Even if they are not ahead, they just acquire it and improve upon it.
Anyway, Pixel 3 and 3XL by Google are top-of-the-line gadgets that boast some of the best security features you’d ever experience. For starters, at the core of the smartphone, you would find the Titan M chip. It is a custom-built chip that cannot be tampered with and houses enterprise-level cybersecurity features.
In addition, the smartphone uses the stock version of Android’s latest OS. It means that whenever a security patch is rolled out, the Pixel 3 or Pixel 3XL would be the first to get the update.
- Samsung Galaxy Note 9
Galaxy Note 9 offers a pre-installed version of the finest mobile security solution, Samsung Knox. In fact, it comes pre-installed in many smart devices by Samsung. Samsung Knox offers deep-level protection because it boasts security features at both the software and hardware level. The technology also protects the data which is used by sensitive applications like Samsung Pay, Secure Folder, etc.
Galaxy Note 9 also features a Security Boot Key. The technology allows the OS to validate the integrity of every component during every boot. It is because of the Security Boot Key feature that users won’t be able to modify the bootloader or tweak the OS itself.
- BlackBerry DTEK60
BlackBerry is yet another addition to the list that many users are already aware of. In fact, BlackBerry has more enterprise users than regular smartphone users.
The DTEK60 by BlackBerry comes with a decent amount of security features. The smartphone uses a highly-secured boot sequence process. Moreover, the gadget uses encryption technology which secures the data, preventing it from getting tampered with in the event of a malware attack, etc. Users are also provided with a Password Keeper where they can store all the passwords.
- Boeing Black
Boeing Black has been claimed to boast “Fort-Knox” like security. The phone was built with the joint venture of BlackBerry and the US aerospace. The smartphone uses a completely customized Android version, housing top-of-the-line security features. The phone is not easy to tamper with. If it detects any tampering, it eradicates itself.
As mentioned earlier, most of the smartphones available on the list aren’t available for regular customers. In fact, the phones are built to cater to government agencies and enterprise-grade businesses.
That said, you don’t necessarily have to spend a fortune to get online security these days. Simply, download a VPN and enjoy military-grade encryption and security with ease!